Faculty Hiring

Political Ecology / Political Economy

Evergreen’s Graduate Program on the Environment seeks a broadly trained faculty colleague with a background in political ecology or political economy with primary emphasis on environmental issues. The position is full-time for two years, with primary teaching responsibilities in the evening. We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching interest in one or more of the following areas: ecological economics, environmental justice, climate adaptation or mitigation, indigenous management practices, sustainable agriculture and food systems, sustainable development. The successful candidate should be able to teach quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies and to advise student thesis research that employs these methods. Evergreen organizes its curriculum through interdisciplinary programs so the ideal candidate must demonstrate the potential for working across disciplines with faculty colleagues to design and teach a graduate-level curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Ph.D. in geography, political economy, or related discipline;
  • Undergraduate or graduate teaching experience; and
  • Ability to teach quantitative and/or qualitative methods.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research or teaching experience in one or more desired areas of expertise;
  • Experience in interdisciplinary teaching and research;
  • Ability to support students’ development of research and writing skills;
  • Experience in pursuing innovative and engaging teaching strategies; and
  • Ability to mentor students and support thesis projects.

To apply, please enter the following information via our online application:

  • Contact Information
  • Work Experience
  • Affirmative Action
Submit the following items as email attachment(s) to: facultyhiring@evergreen.edu
  • Curriculum vitae; 
  • Letter of application that expresses your vision of innovative approaches to teaching in an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and inquiry-based setting;
  • 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice. Please focus specifically on your understanding and experience of interdisciplinary study and what you believe should distinguish a liberal arts education today; 
  • Examples of scholarly work (research papers or reviews);
  • Three current letters of reference from professional colleagues (letters of reference may be submitted via regular mail or email to facultyhiring@evergreen.edu);

Review of complete applications begins March 31, 2014. We will continue to accept application materials until finalists are selected.

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The College reserves the right to extend searches or not offer positions advertised. As a condition of employment, persons hired must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of contract start date.  All position offers are contingent on funding. Persons with disabilities can receive accommodations in the hiring process by contacting the Faculty Hiring Coordinator. The Evergreen State College is an equal opportunity employer.

This is a 2-year visiting faculty position not eligible for continuing appointment.